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Brazilian Shrimp in Pumpkins – Camarão na Moranga

Camarão na Moranga (Shrimp in Pumpkin) is a creamy seafood stew from Brazil beautifully served in a colorful pumpkin. Traditionally it would be served in a pinkish heirloom variety of pumpkin called Moranga (see photo below). If you can’t find this variety however, an orange baking pumpkin will work just fine. The flavor and the presentation …

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Blueberry Lime Breakfast Popsicles

If you’re looking for a healthy Summertime alternative to bacon and eggs for breakfast, these blueberry breakfast popsicles are perfect. Easy to grab-and-go and made with superfood blueberries, Greek yogurt and a bit of honey and granola. Kick start your Summer mornings, or refresh yourself with a cooling, healthy snack. Are they Actually Healthy? Many …

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Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This fresh fruit salad made with crunchy jicama, tropical sweet mangoes, and cool cucumbers is enhanced with a sweet ginger lime dressing and sprinkled with chile-lime salt for a finish. A riff on the popular Mexican street food sold in cups. Which Fruit is Best to Use? One of the best things about this chopped …

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Beginners Guide to Growing Strawberries at Home (with video)

Growing strawberries at home can be relatively easy if you get the 5 key requirements right. This guide will help you successfully grow long-lived berries with that old-fashioned truly sweet flavor. Start with the Right Variety In choosing the strawberry variety to plant, start with researching those that are successful in your particular zone. This …

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Low Carb Mexican Street Food – using chile lime salt (Tajin-inspired)

My daughter has ties to the Hispanic/Latinx community in Colorado and she frequently shares Mexican recipes or ideas with me. Using a chile lime salt sprinkled over fruits and vegetables as a snack was one of my favorite authentic Mexican snacks. It’s awesome on so many things, and it can truly enhance low carb vegetables …

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How to Make a Dessert Platter for Valentines Day at Home

Dessert platters (or dessert boards) can be a fun, easy way to treat family and friends. This dessert board for two is styled around Valentines Day with ideas for treat options, drinks and decor. You can always add home-made treats (some recipes included), but the idea here is “easy” and is focused on ready-made treats …

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